SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Joni -- Paint

Sunday, January 16, 2011

First, I must say that I did not come up with this idea myself. I saw it somewhere a couple years ago and I've used it several times.... it's messy, but I love the end result. I've actually done it a few times on canvases and that really looks cool...

So here is the finished layout and I'll be showing you how to use Vaseline & Paint to get that "masked" background.
Supplies:
1) your chosen background paper (patterns that you want to "peek" through work the best)
2) Paint & some type of applicator (foam brush works great)
3) Vaseline (or off brand petroleum jelly)
4) PAPER TOWELS
Kinda decide what area's are going to "peek" through at the end...
Since Vaseline does not "harden" or dry, so we will be using it to mask off portions of your background paper.
Using your fingers, spread the Vaseline on the areas you want to "peek" through (mask).
Now brush on the paint ALL OVER the background paper...even over the Vaseline.. the paint won't stick very well to the Vaseline...just keep painting til the whole paper is covered. Not thick ... just a regular coat of paint to cover the "non-Vaselined" parts.

Here is what my painted piece looked like... you can see spots where the Vaseline didn't hold the paint... that's fine!! NOW LET THE PAINT DRY!!!
After the paint is dry...comes the messy part. Get out those paper towels and WIPE OFF the Vaseline. Since the Vaseline didn't dry, it'll just be a little globby and messy, but those areas that you put Vaseline will show the background paper.

Here is my paper done wiping and ready to finish!! I laid my photo on it so you can get an idea of where I was going...
TIP: you will have some Vaseline residue on the paper...you'll need to be careful with your adhesive or use a really strong one, as some places will not want to stick very well.
And once again, I'll show the completed layout since it's all the way back at the top...lol!!!
You know, I was thinking this would look really cool with CRACKLE PAINT!!! Oh...I know what I'm trying next!!!!

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11 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Joni -- Paint”

CraftyGirl said...

Joni... thanks for the how to! I am always up for a messy project! i can't wait to give this one a try!
barb :)

Colleen said...

What a great tutorial and I love this idea.

Muggy2 said...

This is a fun process and I'm so glad you reminded me of it. This is my first visit here and I am enjoying everything I see!

onlycarol1 said...

It never occurred to me to use Vaseline in a masking technique - what a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I love that background!

MommaSaid said...

This is so flippin' cool! I have so many pieces of pp with words all over them. Couldn't for the life of me figure out what to do with it. Thank you for showing me what to do!

Andrea said...

Very great tutorial - it`s a cool idea! Love it!Thanks so much!
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

li-bee-ti said...

Cool idea and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim said...

This is so Cool! Thanks for sharing:)
~Kim

Kim H said...

That is just AWESOME! I love everything about that! Thank You for sharing...

Fern said...

Joni, what a fantastic tutorial!! Great bg!!! Hugs!!!

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic Layout! Thanks for the tutorial about this! I just love it and will have to try it out!!
Hugs,
Stephanie